Jumpstart Refinery is how we add strategic value and provide a clear path for Founders.
Too often investors do little beyond providing capital to help Founders succeed, however we acknowledge money is simply not enough. We help our portfolio companies focus on a series of milestones in their journey to successfully launch, build and scale an innovative health business.
When companies join Jumpstart, they gain access to The Refinery. It saves Founders time and allows them to focus on the most important parts of their business.
Two aspects of the Refinery:
VIP events and year-round access to our network of industry executives, mentors, peers, and investors that believe in healthcare innovation.
Our curriculum that unlocks the right resources at the right time. Gain access to our library of startup resources and hold ‘office hours’ with executives.
Aren’t sure if your company fits our criteria?
Speak with one of our investment analysts to see if we are a match.
We believe in the right connections at the right time.
Our network and calendar of events is designed to pair Founders with customers, vendors, peers, mentors and investors at the right time when their expertise and influence has the greatest impact.
Appropriate time and context often leads entrepreneurs to a deeper understanding of their product/market fit and can open up new channels to customers and strategic partners.
The Connect networks and programs include:
Great people are the X-factor to any successful organization and often dictate the “make it or break it” call for a company. That's why we're devoted to connecting our portfolio companies to the best business mentors who are at the top of their game and know how to help healthcare companies. Jumpstart Foundry portfolio companies are paired with mentors that are eager to take quarterly and monthly advising calls. Mentors in this program include general business advisors, experienced healthcare advisors, specialists (marketing, finance, HR/ops, etc.), and business vendors.
The majority of our portfolio companies go on to raise additional capital. And we aren’t going to lie...raising follow-on capital can be a grueling process. Good news is that we have a few friends in the industry - hundreds in fact. We have established connections with a variety of venture capital firms to provide warm leads for your next round. Even better news...we’ve already have someone queued up: our sister-growth fund, Jumpstart Capital. Through the JSF Blueprint, portfolio companies that have reached a certain set of milestones have the opportunity to pitch to JSC partners. We call it an unfair advantage to win.
Being an entrepreneur is a lonely business. Joining a community of entrepreneurs who are also going through the ups and downs with you helps a lot. Our portfolio companies say that walking through ‘the startup life’ among peers is vital. Founders join our Portfolio Slack Channel that is customized to your cohort and market to bring commoriditary to your team. Meet up in your city, trade tips & tricks, and grow together.
We connect our portfolio companies with experienced, industry-specific executives to speed up business development opportunities - pilots & sales. Whether you are validating customer/market fit, building business model viability, or have repeatable sales processes in place, we set realistic expectations for productive conversations by connecting companies to the right decision makers at the right time - no more “losing a lead” because you’re “too early”.
Are you an established professional interested in providing executive, capital and mentorship expertise to help guide our portfolio companies to success?
We intentionally curate our attendee lists, aiming to bring the best healthcare innovators into the same room as highly engaged industry insiders and investors.
We also attend and host various events throughout the year to provide plenty of opportunities to engage.
Every healthcare startup is different.
Jumpstart provides support and advisory services tailored to your company’s needs.
We believe in the right resources at the right time.
Designed from years of experience, the Jumpstart Blueprint is our curriculum that unlocks the best practices for the healthcare entrepreneur journey. The journey to entrepreneurial success is not linear—in fact, quite the contrary, especially within healthcare. We’ve been there before, seen what works and what does not. We have collected the resources from working with and in healthcare startups that can create the highest impact possible.
With the Jumpstart Blueprint, Founders gain access to strategic resources like our digital library of startup resources, ‘office hours’ with executives, quarterly ‘Ask Me Anything’ calls, and webinars.
The Blueprint content is compiled of:
Programs Co-Developed with Partners